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THE JAMESTOWN ALERT.
ISSUED EVERY TUESDAY MORNING
BY MARSHALL MCCLUBE.
Official Paper of Hlatsmin County
Verms:—Payable In Advance*
ONE COPY, one year, $2 00
ONE COPY, six mouths, SI 00
POSSIBLE DAN6EIL
It is often the case that at the very
time we imagine ourselves beyond dan*
ger we are in the greatest danger.
Success at one time frequently breeds
poverty and distress at another. Such is
apt to be the ultimate result of our pres­
ent abundant harvest. We have learned
by experience as well as observation, that
we are liable to be too ambitious, and
while enjoying an invigorating draught
from the overflowing cup of success, we
often to lose sight of all beyond it. The
bountiful harvest we are enjoying this
season may be the harvest of next.
Whether it is or not, we should at least
consider it in that light, in order to save
ourselves from want and embarrassment
should such prove to be the case. The
main point for every one to make is this:
Keep out of debt Do not buy that which
you do not need, or can by some means do
without because it is cheap, or because
you feel rich to-day. Time breeds neces­
sities as certain as water does mosquitos,
and unless you are prepared to meet these
necessities, you will suffer. The land fever
seems to be, at the present time, the most
dangerous disease now prevailing among
farmers. Those who own 160 acres of
land are grasping after the 160 acres ad­
joining them. They want to be bonanza
farmers, and to gratify this unprofita­
ble ambition they mortgage the 160 acres
they already possess to secure more. Here
is where they take the fatal step. We are
comparatively young, as oar readers all
know, but w« have lived long enough to
learn by observation that only about seven
mortgages out of ten, placed upon proper
erty in anew country like this, are "lifted"
bj the person who put them on. Nay,
not so. The mortgage too often ''lifts"
the farm. Another danger that awaits
our farmers is, they are too anxious to be
speculators. They want to form them­
selves into a sort of amateur land agency,
and do what the able editor ot the Land
Journal calls a "land office business,*'
when in fact nine-tenths of our best farm­
ers are no more fit to do a speculative
business than the average hog is to look
after the interests of a flower garden.
Those men, we have observed, who
achieve the grandest success in life, are
among that class who make their business
their profession and stick to it. You are
a farmer. It is well. Then be one, and
remember that it is your business to til*
the soil, and not buy or sell it.
LET US BE THAXRFUL
What more could we ask fromjbenevo
lent hand of nature than we have received
this season? We prayed tor an abundant
harvest, and our supplications have been
answered. From all parts of our magnifi
cent Territory comes tidings of the hus­
bandman's success. Verily, we are, as a
people, the blessed of the world to-day,
and as a people we should rejoice and be
exceedingly thankful. The productiv
ness ot our soil can no longer be com*
mented upon as being of doubtful virtue
Our neighbors of the Red River Valley
are compelled to admit that our glorious
valley is equal in every respect to their own
favored country. Yea, more than equal
for it is a.fact $hat our wheat, oats and
barley will go at least five bushels to the
acres more than in theirs. They know it
is so, and their leading journals sorrow­
fully admit it.
Every citizea of the James River Val­
ley has abundant reason to feel proud of
his habitation, and from his soul there
should go out a feeling of genuine
thankfulness to the God of nature for his
inestimable blessiDgs. Hundreds of acres
of golden grain are now being gathered
into our barns and storehouses and in a
very short time the triumphant tiller of
the soil will be able to realize in a pecu«
Liary sense the result of his industry.
If any of our readers in the East enter­
tain a doubt as to the superior preducti­
bility of Stutsman county soi, we would
ike pleasure in trotting them over abont
twenty-five thousand acres of wheat now
being harvested within our borders, which
will not average less than twenty-five or
thirty bushels to the acre, and in
many cases yield as high as forty. This
couutry is a success, even if we
did have a blizzard or two last winter.
It good enough for ns, gentlemen, and
we propose to stay right here. Blizzards
be d—d!
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DO MOT FORGET YOURPIIOXIISE&
It is often much easier to obtain credit
than it is to sustain it. On the other
hand it requires much less figuring on the
"part of our merchants to open accounts
with people, than it does to close them.
Many of our farmers have obtained credit
at our different stores and business houses
during the past three months, promising
that as soon as their crops were gathered
and put into merchantable shape they
would make good their obligations. Our
merchants have given their necessities a
favorable consideration and accommoda­
ted them with goods as their necessities
seemed to demand. Now it becomes the
duty of every individual who has been
thus accommodated to make his word
good. Not so much for the kind-hearted
merchant who has trusted you for the
goods, but for your own benefit. You
can see no further into the future this
year than you could last. Perhaps you
may want credit again, and if you fail to
fulfill the obligation contracted this year,
where and how do you expect to secure
like favors next? Our merchants can no
more afford to give you goods without just
remuneration, than you can afford to give
them your wheat without being paid for
it.
EDITORIAL NOTES.
It is thought by some that Judge Barnes
is the dark horse.
Geo. Ventyum is said to be canvasing for
Bennett "on the sly."
Att'y Bill, of this city, would not re­
fuse legislative honors if they were ten­
dered him.
There will be six candidates for regis­
ter of deeds this fall. We wish the boys
much success.
The city of Madison has yoted $15,000
in bonds to aid in building the new
branch of the Chicago & Milwaukee rail­
road from Milwaukee to that city. It is
a pleasant thing to vote bonds, but quite
another thing to pay them.
Timid people in Washington are ner­
vous because southern militia companies
are getting arms from the government
under the new law. There need be no
alarm on this score. The south has had
enough fighting. There is no section it
is safer to trust with arms to-day.
Although corn raising may not be gen­
erally considered as a wise agricultural
speculation in this country, it is by no
means a total failure. There are several
very nice fields of that staple article in
in this immediate vicinity which is look"
ing very healthy indeed.
According to estimates under the new
census the Southern States will lose thir­
teen representatives in congress, and may
possibly gain three—two in Texas and
one in Missouri. The Northern States
will probably lose eight members and
gain eighteen—the gain going to Wiscon­
sin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas,
Colorado and California. Eleven demo­
cratic States will probably lose thirteen
representatives and two democratic States
gam three representatives four republi­
can States lose five representatives and
seven republican States gain eighteent
while three doubtful States lose four rep­
resentatives'
Hard Times in Dead wood.
Bilack Hills Pioneer.
There is complaint of dull times in
Deadwood. The losses of the great fire
are just beginning to be seriously felt.
Rebuilding and refitting have cost hun­
dreds of thousands of dollars. Notes are
fUling due, and we have not had such
a$oom of immigration and capital as we
should have had, if our region,had been
better advertised, if our papers had de­
voted more of their strength to proclaim­
ing the advantages and resources of our
country abroad, and les9 to blackguarding
each other and our public men. All these
things have conspired to bring about
the present stringency in our business
affairs but a few more pay-days at our
great mines and the incoming of the mag­
nificent crops from all our outlying valleys
and foot-hills will put things right again
and start us ahead on prosperous paths.
That blessed baby had been howling in
the street car for nine blocks, until every­
body else in the car had escaped except,
a bald headed old Galvestonlan, who rub­
bed the top of his dome of thought,
scowled, stamped, fumed and gave other
evidences of being annoyed.
"I hope the baby don't disturb you,
sir," said the mother pleasantly.
"No, madam, it does not," he said,
savagely gritting bis teeth.
I am so glad. I was afraid'it did—
little tootsy, woosy, yum, yum, yum!
"No, madam, it don't disturb roe," he
said still more savagely: "Little tootsy
fiddlesticks only dsturbs people in the
adjoining county. It has made
a chattering idiot of me five blocks ago,"
and springing through the car wincjpw,
he gave a maniacal ha! ha! and disappear­
ed around the corner.
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WASHINGTON.
Special Correspondence to the Alert.:
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7th, 16S0.
There is little to report in the way o*
politics. The campaign has not opened
as early or as vigorously as was expected.
The Republicans, perhaps, were waiting
for the result of General Garfield's eastern
trip, and will probably go to work at
once. So far as I may judge by what
the Democratic Congressional Committee,
whose headquarters are here, is doing, I
should say there would be little actiyity
for a week or more. Whether this comes
from a lack of funds, or from a failure to
see any importance in the September and
October elections, 1 don't know. At both
these and the Republican rooms large
numbers of letters are daily received and
as usual, nearly all of them prophesy vic­
tory. Men who write to the managers of
a political campaign, almost always give
the bright side of the picture.
Mrs. Hayes will to-day lay the corner
stone of the new work on our ancient
Washington monument. It is thought
the monument can be completed in four
years, and there is no doubt Congress will
furnish the money, and that the original
plan will be carried out. All schemes for
turning it into a triumphal-arch have been
abandoned.
The manuscript for the Democratic text
book prepared under the auspices of the
Democratic Congressional committee, is
now completed, and will be taken to-night
by Gen. Walker to New York to be
printed. It is filled with a review of the
Credit Mobilier, Whisky ring, Santa Do­
mingo and other scandals. It is estimated
that it will make a volume of eight hun­
dred pages. It will be issued on the 15th
instant in book form.
Mr.JBlaine has made a heavy draft upon
Ohio for speakers for the September cam­
paign in Maine, and Messrs. Foster, Gros
vener, Gibson and McKinley have re­
sponded to the call.
The Philadelphia Ledger inquires why
should General Weaver, who is a "fiat"
money apostle, be passing the hat around
tor dollar subscriptions for election ex­
penses? Why don't he make the dol­
lars?
The political canvass in California'is to
be waged mainly upon the Chinese issue,
and each party is now diligently searching
the records for proof that it, in its organ­
ized capacity, was always an enemy of
the Mongolian, and a friend of the work­
ing man. The shrewd managers who
direct party affairs from the National
headquarters in the city of New York, are
very careful in seeing that all the anti
Chinese documents go to the Pacific coast.
INDistrict,
N
OTICE.
ADAMS.
Deadwood Pioneer: "A good many
Northern Dakota Republicans are begin­
ning to hint pretty strongly that they will
support a Democrat rather than Bennett
or Pettigrew.
The same paper adds:
Raymond stock seems to be rising, if
the papers represent the sentiment of the
territory.
DISTRICT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL
Stutsman county, D. T.
Notice is hereby given that a petition for the va­
cation of Eighth street between Milwaukee and
Dakota avenues, in Klaus' addition to Jamestown
will be presented at the term of court to be held in
Stutsman coanty. APOLONIA KLAUS, Petitioner.
Dated at J&meatown, D. T., July 26th, 1880.
R. A. BILL,
3-1 Attorney for Petitioner.
N
OTICE OF FINAL PROOF.
LAHD Orric* AT FAROO, D. T.
July 88, 1880.
NoUce is hereby given that the following named
settler has filed notice of his intention to make final
proof in support of his claim and secure final entry
entry thereof on the 8th day of September, 1880, be­
fore A. W. Kelly, Clerk District Court in and for
Stutsman county, D. T. at his office in Jamestown,
vis: Wm. Bowman, H. E. No. 8,772, for the sw
of sec 18, tp 140 n, 63 w, and names the following
as his witnesses, viz: A. Scedmore, A. McKech
nie, Geo. W. Vennnm, J. W. Goodrich, all of
Jamestown, Stutsman county, D. T.
8-4 HORACE AUSTIN, Register.
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U. 8. LARD Owe*, FARGO, D. T.,
... Aug. «d, 1880.
Complaint having been entered at this office by
James P. Fargo, against August Klingsbeil, for
abandoning his Homestead Entry No. 2,085, dated
March 9,1878, upon the southeast quarter section
10, township 140. range 63, in Stutsman county,
Dakota, with a view to cancellation of said entry:
the said parties are hereby summoned to appear at
this office on the 8th day October, 1880, at 10 o'clock
a. m., to respond and furnish testimony concerning
said alleged abandonment. HORACE AUSTIN,
THOS. M. PUGH, Receiver. Register.
N
OTICE OF FINAL PROOF.
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LAND Orric* AT FABOO, D. T.,
Aug. 10th, 1880.
Notice is hereby given that the following named
settler has filed notice of his intention to make
final proof in support of his claim and secure «n*i
entry thereof on the 7th day of Sept., 1880, viz:
Jacob Laux, H. E., No. 8,650 for the nw of sec
12, tp, 139 n, 64 w, and names the following as his
witnesses, viz: Anton Klaus, John J. Lisch, Henry
Severen and Geo. W. Vennum, all of Jamestown,
D. T. Further notice is hereby given to Martin
Van De List, who made D. 8. No. 8,969, to be and
appear at the time and place aforesaid to show
cause, if any he has, why said Jacob Loux should
not be allowed to make final proof and payment
for tract.
3-4 HORACE AUSTIN, Register.
OTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
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R. A. BILL, Plaintiff's Attorney. 3-1
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OTICE OF FINAL PROOF,
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LAND Orric* AT FBGO, D. T.,
July 19, 1880.)
Notice is hereby given that the following named
settler has filed notice of his intention to make
final proof in support of his claim and secure final
entry thereof on tne 25th day of August, 1880, viz:
John J, Fry, D. S, No. 2692, for the sec 10,
tp 139 n, 63 and names the following as his
witnesses, viz: H. W. Dewey, A. McKechnie,
John B. Goffinett, and James E. Herbert, all of
Jamestown, Stutsman county, D. T.
Proof in this case will be taken before A. W.
Kelley, Clerk District Court in and for Stutsman
county, D. T., on said day, at his offiee in James­
town, at 10 o'clock a. m. HOBACE AUSTIN,
July 27. Register.
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LAND Orric* AT FAROO,)
August 6th, 1880.(9)
Notice is hereby given that tne following named
settler has filed notice of his intention to make final
8lereof,
roof in support of his claim and secure final entry
on tne 9th day of September, before A.
W. Kelley, Clerk District Court in and for Stuts­
man county, D. T., at his office in Jamestown, D.
T., viz: Joe D. Mills, H. E., 2,758 for the nw| sec.
22, township 140 n, range 63 w, and names the fol­
lowing as tus witnesses, viz: John J. Nichols, of
Jamestown, D. T., and Oscar V. White, of James­
town, D, T. HOIACI AUSTIW.
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U. 8. LAHD Ornei,
FABOO, D. T., July 96th, 1880.}
Complaint having been entered at this office by
Joseph F. Corn
well against William Xlllituton for
abandoning his Timber Culture entre No. 1897,
dated Dec. 9th, 1878 upon the of see tt, town­
ship 189, range 68, in Stutsman county, D. T.,*wlth
a view to the cancellation of said entry: the said
parties are summoned to appear at this office on the
8d day of Sept., 1880,.at 10 o'clock, a.m., to re­
spond and furnish testimony concerning said al­
leged adandonment.
HOBACB AUSTIN, Register.
Thos. M.Pugh, Receiver.
R. A.BILL,Plaintiff's Attorney.. 8-1
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OTICE.
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D'JBALDWIN,
U. 8. LAND Qrvici,.
Fargo, D. T., July 26th, 1880.
Complaint having been entered at this office by
Vemon Cornwell against Dora J. O'Neale for
abandoning her Timber Culture Entry No. 1779
dated Oct. 24th, 1878, upon the of sec 14, town­
ship 189, range 68, in Stutsman county, D. T., with
a view to the cancellation of said entry the said
parties are hereby summoned to appear at this
office on the 3d day of Sept., 1880, at 10 o'clock a.
m., to respond ana furnish testimony concerning
said alleged abandonment.
HOBAOS AUSTIN, Register.
THOS. M. PUGH, Receiver.
Ut S. LAND Orris,
FARGO, D. T.,-July 81st, 1880.
Complaint having been entered at this office by
John V. Malnight against Wallace Wheeler, for
abandoning hiB Timber Culture Entry No. ——,
dated December 9th, 1878., upon the n'e Section 6,
township 138 n, rango 63 w, in Stutsman county,
Dakota Territory, with a view itoj the cancellation
of said entry: the said parties are hereby summon­
ed to appear at this office on the 13st day of Sep­
tember, 1880. at 10 o'clock a, m., to respond and
furnish testimony concerning said alleged aban­
donment. HORACE AUSTIN, Register.
TIIOSL M. PUG^, Receiver,
R- A. BILL, Plaintiff's Attorneys
Jamestown, D. T.—3-2
M. SPANGENBERG & CO.,
HARNESS MAKERS,
And dealers in Saddles, Bridles, Collars, Whips,
Curry Combs, Brushes,. Ac. We have first
class facilities for manufacturing harness, sad­
dles, and all kinds of geods in our ljne. We
guarantee all our work. Our goods are sold at
a very reasonable price for cash. Call and see us.
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A New England Agricultural and
ufacturiug Town Reinforced with Trut
Western Energy and Pluck.
SANBORN,
Govuvfcy, SaJkotas
station on the Northern Pacific Rail­
road on the divide midway between the
Sheyenne and James rivers.
A Good Opening
for all kinds of business, to rapply the
splendid
country well settled,
for many miles back from the railroad
north and south.
NO BETTER SOIL ANYWHERE:
Deep, Dark, Rich, Quick.
Averaged over 27 bushels of
Wheat last Year,
Water Absolutely Unsurpassed.
The beauty of the townsite of Sanborn
with its New England hills, four miles
south excites the admiration of all pass­
engers on the trains concede their attrac­
tions.
A BEAUTIFUL PARK
with large trees will be set out this fall.
Depot and telegraph office, two story
school house, hotel, good stores, good
level roads. To those who will build,
lots can be had very low. One manufac­
turer of farming implements has located.
Sites for two churches and parsonages
donated. I am breaking lOOO acres. For
lots apply to me, or A. M. Pease, San­
born, 01 F. H. Adams, Valley City, t. T.
I. W. BARNUM.
Sanborn, Barnes Co., D. T.
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PHYSICIAN & SURGEON,
Office at the Dakota House, Jamestown, Dakota
Jane 28t, 1880.
"J3LACKSMITHING.
xTc. Goodrich—shop on North- Sid6, back of the
Pacific House. All kinds of ironing and black­
ing done at reasonable prices and with prompt­
ness. 49
y^IVERY AND SALE STABLES.
J. A. MOORE & CO., Proprietors.
JAMESTOWN, D. T.
Teams and Guides furnished land hunters at rea
sonable prices. 51 '08
0B.J.&BALL,
Physician &*a burgeon.
JAMESTOWN, DAKOTA TBRT
J* M. THOMPSON,
LONE STAR BARBER.
JAMZSTOWW,
TAMES T-RCRC*,
BILLIAED HALI*,
JAMESIOWV, DAKOTA Tnattosf.
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
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A. BILL,
ATTOXOTE'r-AT'XJ&CT,
District att'y for Stutsman Co.
-PI P. LATHRQP,
Carpenter and Builder,
JAMMTOWI, DAKOTA
THOROLD & CAMPBELL,
Physicians and Surgeons,
ANDACC0UCHEU2S.
Office at residence on Fourth avenue, near school
house. All orders left at Dakota House, or Mr.
Well's Land Office will receive promst attention.
K. P. WELLS,
JAMESTOWK, DAKOTA.
An/LA located on ths Railroad Grant In MIn
nesota and DakoUk
CORBBSPOITDBNCB SOUCIMX
pDWABP H. FOSTER,
CIVIL ENGINEEB, SURVEYOR
LASTS sacAamrsR.
COUNTY HIIBVEYOB.
Jamestown, Stutsman Co.. D. T. mc27
a A. ALLEN,
ATTOBNEY-AT-LAW,
JAMBSTOWB, DAKOTA TEBJUTOBT.
All kinds of legal papers drawn and executed.
Land office business promptly attended to.
The most reliable Insurance Compa­
nies represented. Pensions ob
talned and Increased.
JJESTAURANT,
Next to the Depot.
D. M. KELLEHER, PBOFBUROB.
Milwaukee Beer, Wines, Liquors and Cigan
of best quality continually at band.
Lunch for 25 eta. when passenger trains «r
rive at JAMESTOWN.
ELLEHER'S HOTEL,
D. M, gttT.T/Enff.tt, proprietor.
JAXBSIOWX, DAKOTA TSBKITOBT.
This Is the well-known Railroad Eating
House where the traveling public can get a
square meal. Tables furnished with the best:
the market affords.
OTLivery attached.
A.
STEINBACH,
JOBBER AM) JOINER,
DESKS AND CABINET WARE A SPECIALTY
Shop north side of track, rear of Barbour's hard
ware store.
8-1 JAMESTOWN, D. T,
JJAKORA HOUSE,
FLINT ft DOLE, Proprietors,
JAMUIOVS DAKOTA TXBRITOKT.
Headquarters for
Commercial Travelers.
This house Is new throughout, and has ti
the modern improvements, (food tables auJ
neat rooms.:
RATER TWO DOLLARS A DAY.
J^RTHUR W. KELLEY,
JAKKSTOWM, D. T.
CLEKK OP THE DIST. COURT FOR
STUTSMAN COUNTS.
Land Office, Notary PaMic, Collections tnade
and Promptly Remitted. Taxed paid
for Moo-resident Homestead
Prtveuiptoia
Tree CSaiai Paper# made in Stutsman County
for Fargo Land Olltae.
All business in. my line done pn»mpr!r and
Chargesreasonsble. Also Agutii !ur
NATIOXAX. L» or STEAMKBS
ET'CaU or Address ss Above.
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DAKOTA TSBBITOST.
excellent qualk
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